Stair climbing races started from the various running clubs around the world in the large cities which are home to many 70 story and greater buildings.
For a list of all stair climbing races and events around the world, see this web site: www.towerrunning.com
Empire State Building New York City, 1,576 steps
Event held in February
|15-19||12:17||S. Stephens-Whale (Canada)||2008||15-19||12:47||Nada Pauer (Austria)||2006|
|20-29||9:33||Paul Crake (Australia)||2003||20-29||11:23||Andrea Mayr (Austria)||2006|
|30-39||10:24||Rudolf Reitberger (Austria)||2005||30-39||12:05||Suzanne Walsham (Singapore)||2013|
|40-49||11:19||Sproule Love (NY)||2013||40-49||12:39||Melissa Moon (New Zealand)||2012|
|50-59||12:23||Henry Wigglesworth (DC)||2010||50-59||14:25||Stacey Creamer (NY)||2010|
|60-69||14:29||Hal Carlson (Illinois)||2013||60-69||17:53||Evelyn Davis (NJ)||2000|
|70-79||16:24||Hans Schmid (California)||2011||70-79||21:53||Joanne Keaton (IN)||2003|
|80-89||21:56||Salomon Salha (Venezu.)||2006||80-89|
|90-99||39:09||Chico Scimone (Italy)||2002||90-99|
Willis Tower, formerly known as Sears Tower, Chicago, 2,109 steps
Event held in October-November
|1-9||21:25||Graham Ellis||2005||1-9||21:48||Elizabeth Boyle||2006|
|10-14||18:43||Frankie Porras||2005||10-14||21:05||Kortney Peagram||2008|
|15-19||16:35||Trevor Tarpington||2002||15-19||19:25||Courtney Cleveland||2009|
|20-29||13:09||Jahn Matthias||2009||20-29||16:11||Geya Amin||2007|
|30-39||13:22||Terry Purcell||2009||30-39||15:01||Cindy Harris||2007|
|40-49||13:03||Sproule Love||2011||40-49||14:57||Cindy Harris||2011|
|50-59||13:59||Daniel Ackermann||2011||50-59||19:49||Marybeth Zajac||2005|
|60-69||17:03||Bob Feuling||2007||60-69||19:27||Cathy Fritchen||2011|
|70-79||20:39||Piero Dettin||2009||70-79||26:55||Joanne Keaton||2002|
US Bank Tower, Los Angeles, 1,500 steps Event held in Sept.-Oct.
|1-9||17:05||Madden Powers||2012||1-9||16:02||Deva Snyder||2006|
|10-14||12:43||Nathan Cohen||2011||10-14||15:03||Maureen O’Hanlon||2007|
|15-19||11:10||Diego Campos||2008||15-19||14:19||Stevy Stovall||2007|
|20-29||10:04||Kevin Crossman||2011||20-29||12:18||Laura Ewing||2011|
|30-39||9:32||Terry Purcell||2009||30-39||10:15||Erika Aklufi||2012|
|40-49||9:32||Tim Van Orden||2008||40-49||12:06||Bridget Carlson||2008|
|50-59||11:36||Mark Trahanovsky||2010||50-59||13:57||Marybeth Zajc||2006|
|60-69||11:56||Steve Ferrell||2008||60-69||15:13||Auglee Medinae||2011|
|70-79||16:35||Bob Mullane||2012||70-79||30:57||Caroline Jones||2004|
Taipei 101, Taiwan, 2,046 steps Event held in May-June
Men’s record: 10:29 Paul Crake, Australia, 2006
Women’s record: 12:38 Andrea Mayr, Austria, 2007
The Official stairclimbingsport.com Top 10 Stair Climbing Athletes of All-Time
1. Thomas Dold, Germany
Has won numerous stair races around the world, including the Empire State Building in New York a record 7 times in a row, winning races on almost every continent. In 2008 he ran the Empire State Building race in only 10:08.
2. Cindy Harris, Indiana, USA
Has won numerous stair races, especially the Willis Tower race spanning several decades and has won the overall event recently while in the 40s age group.
3. Tim Van Orden, Vermont, USA
Tim has won several stair races in his age group and also the overall category. He broke the record at the U.S. Bank Tower race in Los Angeles while he was 40 years old. His website is: Running Raw
4. Chico Scimone, Italy
Has won in his age group 15 times at the Empire State Building race. He competed into his nineties.
5. Paul Crake, Australia
Crake still holds the record for the fastest time at the Empire State Building, winning in 9:33 in 2003. He has ran this race in under 10 minutes 4 times from years 2000-2003. To this day no one else has gone below 10 minutes in this race except Paul Crake. He has also won Taipei 101 race several times and other races too.
6. Terry Purcell, USA
Has won several races in the U.S. especially around the Chicago area in his age group and also as the overall best time.
7. Jesse Berg, Illinois, USA
Has won several stair races around the U.S.
8. Suzanne Walsham, Singapore
Has won several stair races around the world, including Empire State and Taipei 101
9. Sproule Love, New York, USA
Has won several stair races in the U.S.
10. Melissa Moon, New Zealand
Has won several stair races around the world.